F3 Treadmill

LifeFitness F3 Treadmill Review

Lifefitness F3 treadmill is a fold-able treadmill that doesn’t sacrifice quality with highest-quality components ensure years of rugged use. It is so sturdy and solid, offering a gym-quality workout in a compact, foldable machine. F3 treadmill comes with choice of two consoles — “Go” and “Track” with an extremely easy-to-use interface which including 13 pre-programmed workouts and heart rate readout.


Lifefitness F3 TreadmillSpecifications:

  • Motor : 3.0 CHP MagnaDrive™ Motor
  • Belt : 55 x 20 inch multi-ply, pre-lubricated
  • Speed : 0.5 – 10 mph (0.8 – 16 kph)
  • Incline : 0-12% in 0.5% increments
  • Folding : Yes
  • Display : LCD Display
  • User Weight Capacity : 350 lbs
  • Warranty : Lifetime on frame and Lifespring shock absorbers, 10-year on motor, 5-year on electrical and mechanical parts, 1-year on labor
  • Sale Price : $2,599 + Offer


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Motor – Quiet MagnaDrive™ Motor

Life Fitness F3 treadmills are powered by quiet MagnaDrive™ motors by 3.0 HP motor with 6.0 HP peak, which proven can handle regular use. It comes with advanced technology which will detects the user’s weight and adjusts output accordingly. Limited 10 years warranty is covered for the motor.


Frame – SpaceSaver Design

Life Fitness is known for their top-notch commercial fitness equipment built with superior parts and components. The Lifefitness F3 treadmill also build with solid frame and can withstand of 350 pounds of user weight. The footprint is 78.5″L x 34.5″W footprint when in use and it can vertically folded up after your workout for space saving.


Running Surface – FlexDeck Shock Absorption System

Flexdeck Shock Absorption System

Flexdeck Shock Absorption System

FlexDeck shock cushioning is one of top feature on the Lifefitness F3 treadmill. It provides you with a comfortable, low-impact run which proven can reduce shock on your body by up to 30% compared with outdoor running surfaces which greatly minimizes impact on your knees, protect your joint and preventing injuries. Added, this is the same cushioning that used in Life Fitness’s higher end treadmill. However, one of the drawback of F3 treadmill is short running track with only 20″ x 55″. This length will severely limit many taller runners and those with longer strides. The maximum speed of this treadmill for running is 10 mph, slower than the 12 mph average of the best treadmills.


Workout Programs and Heart Rate Monitor

LifeFitness F3 treadmill comes with two console option – “Go” and “Track” console, but both of the consoles are pre-loaded with 13 workout programs including three classic, two advanced, three goal-oriented and five HeartSync™. The F3’s maximum running speed is 10 mph, well below the 12 mph maximum running speed found on almost every treadmill above the $2000 price point.

Lift Fitness F3 treadmill comes with contact heart rate hand sensors and wireless telemetry heart rate monitoring system. User can monitor their heart rate by programmed F3’s controlled workout



Console – Choice of Two Consoles : “Go” and “Track”

LifeFitness F3 Go Console

“Go” console is the basic option with 13 workout program including three classic, two advanced, three goal-oriented and five HeartSync™. This version of console also comes with two users profile to start quickly and a Quick Start button to initiate a workout with preferred settings for walking, jogging and running.

“Track” console expands upon the Go’s great core and integrates with mobile technology for entertainment, fitness tracking and accessing personalized workout programs. User can use third party workout apps together with iPod, Android and other Apple device for fitness program. The Life Fitness app, called LFConnect is also available to access personalized workout and workout tracking.

LifeFitness F3 Track Console

Both console comes with LCD display screen, dual cup holders, accessory tray and reading rack.


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Extra Accessory – Focus on Quality Build

Lifefitness is famous for their top-notch commercial fitness equipment with quality build, so extra accessories is not their selling point to attract consumer. You still can get the entertainment features by “Track” console which integrates with mobile technology including iPod, Android and Apple device. User can also connect to LFConnect.com to track for fitness activities and personalized workouts.


Warranty – Can Be Better

The F3 treadmill is covered with lifetime warranty on the frame and cushioning system, 10-year warranty on the motor, a five-year warranty on the electrical and mechanical parts, and a year of labor. Added, their “Go” or “Track” console is sold with a lifetime warranty.


Price – $400 More For “Track” Console

The selling price of F3 treadmill is around $2,599 or $2,999 with the “Track” console. The “Track” console is definitely worth the money as it will make your workout much more enjoyable by additional $400.


Wrap-up – Overprice Treadmill But Promise For Gym Quality

Some may comment that Life Fitness F3 treadmill far under-performed for the price of the unit based on the features available compare with treadmill brand. But bear in mind, Life Fitness treadmill is built with superior parts and components with high quality engineering and great electronics. The selling price is not cheap with around $2,599 but you are getting a commercial grade treadmill which can last for many years. LifeFitness F3 treadmill is a comfortable and relatively simple treadmill with sturdy build which will last for years even with regular usage.


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GD Star Rating
F3 Treadmill, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating